Legislative Analyst with the AAMC
The Government Relations unit at the Association of American Medical Colleges seeks a Legislative Analyst to assist the Director, Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs, in monitoring activities of Congress and relevant Federal agencies primarily related to the federal budget, health professions workforce, diversity / health equity, and higher education; and assist in preparation and dissemination of information on legislation and regulations. A basic understanding of the legislative, regulatory, and policymaking process, especially with workforce, diversity, and higher education issues, and the appropriations process, is desirable. Responsibilities include coalition management, covering hearings, preparing reports and summaries (often with a short turn-around), creating and updating materials for the advocacy section of the AAMC website, and regulatory guidance for medical schools and teaching hospitals. Strong analytical and communications skills are critical to success in this position.
Monitor activities of Congress: Assist Director and other Government Relations staff in monitoring activities of Congress and relevant Federal agencies primarily related to the federal budget, health professions workforce, diversity, and higher education; analyze legislation and regulations at various stages of the policymaking process. Assist in staffing advocacy coalitions, the preparation and dissemination of advocacy materials (e.g., testimony and correspondence), and the weekly publication of Washington Highlights articles.
Regulatory compliance: Assist the Director in researching and developing and updating regulatory guidance for medical schools and teaching hospitals, specifically related to higher education and diversity.
Represent AAMC on the Hill and in the community: Coordinate AAMC coalitions and represent the AAMC at external meetings and policy related briefings and discussion groups. Communicate AAMC’s views to members of the health and higher education communities and the press. Develop and maintain professional relationships with congressional and agency staff.
Updating website: Assist in creating and updating materials for advocacy section of the AAMC website.
- Bachelor's degree. Major in health-related field, science, political science, public policy, or public affairs is preferred.
- Minimum of 3-5 years of relevant experience.
- Basic understanding of the legislative and policy making process; experience with health professions workforce, and/or higher education policy.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills; analytical abilities; ability to write under deadline pressure; familiarity with web-based legislative/advocacy tools.
If a bachelor’s degree is required, related work experience may be substituted in some positions. One year of college course work at an accredited institution is equivalent to one year of related work experience.
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The AAMC is committed to the policy of an equal employment opportunity in recruitment, hiring, career advancement, and all other personnel practices. The AAMC will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, past or current military service, or any other legally protected characteristic.
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